- to beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy; beseech; entreat: They implored him to go.
- to beg urgently or piteously for (aid, mercy, pardon, etc.): implore forgiveness.
- to make urgent or piteous supplication.
Origin of implore
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Examples from the Web for imploringly
It said among other matters "Don't ask me anything" so imploringly, that I didn't ask her anything.Barnaby Rudge
And with his hand he gently and imploringly motioned to her to go.L'Assommoir
A look of caution, most imploringly given, was all his reply.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
"Don't leave me, dear Margaret," said Lady Emily, imploringly.David Elginbrod
Gallagher looked at me imploringly while Bothwell fitted the cubes.The Pirate of Panama
William MacLeod Raine
- to beg or ask (someone) earnestly (to do something); plead with; beseech
- to ask earnestly or piteously for; supplicate; begto implore someone's mercy
Word Origin and History for imploringly
c.1500, from Middle French implorer and directly from Latin implorare "call for help, beseech," originally "invoke with weeping," from assimilated form of in- "on, upon" (see in- (2)) + plorare "to weep, cry out." Related: Implored; imploring; imploringly.